COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG (VA.)
Not just a destination but an experience in history with lodging interwoven in the Revolutionary City. The 45 holes of golf include Golden Horseshoe Gold and Spotswood, both by Robert Trent Jones. His son Rees did the Green 18.
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Robert E. Lee's wife stayed here for medicinal treatments before the Civil War. Golf arrived 50 years later. The Greenbrier 18 hosted the 1977 Ryder Cup, and the Old White TPC is a tour mainstay.
KESWICK HALL AND G.C.
The third resort collaboration between course designer Pete Dye and billionaire Bill Goodwin, who also owns Kiawah Island Resort and Sea Pines Resort in South Carolina. The 1912 hotel has been updated and expanded, and the 75-year-old course has been totally redesigned.
OMNI BEDFORD SPRINGS (PA.) RESORT
One of the grand historic hotels, dating to the 19th century, when visitors were drawn to its hot springs. Today, golfers are drawn to the Bedford Springs 18, featuring some Donald Ross holes and some by A.W. Tillinghast, all restored by Ron Forse and Jim Nagle.
Meadows of Dan, Va.
Besides the spectacular setting over the Kibler Valley gorge and the intriguing Donald Steel-designed course, the resort offers three "tree houses" on the cliff's edge, plus tree-climbing lessons.